YUM! Ice blocks are a tasty treat and can help you feel cool on a hot day.
Now that you have some inspiration get creative and make your own version.
- Use fruits you like - pineapples, mangoes, bananas and berries are a few that freeze well
- Try using your favourite fruit juice instead of lemonade
- If you don't have a food processor, just chop the fruit up into small chunks or mash it with a potato masher or even a fork
- Instead of using a store brought iceblock container try plastic or styrofoam cups (or any other good sized freezer safe containers of your choice) and pop in a paddle pop stick or a spoon
- Make mini versions in an ice cube tray, or wash a handful of seedless grapes, put them in a snap lock bag, and freeze them
- If you don't want to use fruit pieces try combinations of your favourite juices e.g. 1/3 of a cup each of apple, orange and pear
- Get fancy and try yogurt, berries and muesli - great for a summer breakfast!
- Make different layers by half filling your ice block container, freezing it, and adding the next layer so your container is full, then freeze again.
Fruit salad is always a great snack and super easy to make just cut up a variety of fruit turn it around a little in a large bowl and serve in smaller bowls and eat
- If you are using apples in your fruit salad sprinkle them with a little orange or lemon juice to stop them from browning (any citrus juice works)
- Add a few spoons of fruit salad to your muesli and serve with natural yogurt for a tasty breakfast
- If you don't want a fruit salad try a mango sliced with some grapes in a bowl, or kiwi fruit and strawberries, or an apple and a slice of cheese
Nuts, Seeds & Popcorn
A handful of raw nuts is a great snack, unless you're allergic to them, of course, in which case talk to your doctor about possible substitutes - and don't worry, there are lots of other crunchy snacks you can have instead. Anyway, back to the nuts, raw nuts by themselves are a great snack, or you can make your own snack mix up.
- Try adding seeds - sunflower and roasted pumpkin seeds are very tasty
- Add some dried fruit - cranberries, raisins, diced pawpaw, dates and figs. There are so many to choose from make sure you experiment.
- Serve your snack mix with fresh apple slices, cheese, carrot sticks, fresh uncooked green peas and beans for a large snack to share or as a tasty summer meal
- Try adding a few nuts or some of your snack mix to muesli for breakfast
- A handful of seeds is also a great snack on its own
- Popcorn is always fun - if you have a popcorn maker you can cook it with no fat or oils. It can also be cooked on a stove top with a little butter or oil, or *this article* explains how to cook it in a microwave in a bowl.
Looking for some more tasty ideas?
I collect some recipes and foods I like or would like to try on pinterest maybe you'll like some of them too.